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Mechanical Engineer

ThayerMahan is looking for an experienced mechanical/electro-mechanical engineer to join our fast growing team. This person will work closely with our Director of Engineering to own specific mechanical projects from design to testing and delivery while being able to work independently, using industry-standard parts and design practices. Candidates applying for this position should be able to reliably make mechanical projects converge on short timelines and be able to asses risk and failure points in a fast-paced environment.
 
Candidates must have experience in the following areas:
 
  • Design, prototyping and small-run fabrication of mechanical parts, assemblies and systems.
  • Integration of electronic parts, antennas and other project requirements into their designs.
  • Work with off-site fabrication shops when and where necessary to ensure correct and timely fabrication.
  • Design and fabrication with multiple and varied materials and techniques while understanding the subtleties and limitations of each.
 
A well-qualified candidate will have additional experience in at least one of the following areas:
 
  • Composite design and construction, including high performance carbon fiber designs.
  • 5 axis CNC machining.
  • Experience designing and working in maritime or subsea environments.
  • Experience with stress, vibration and endurance testing and simulation.
 
A well-qualified candidate will have the following skills and should feel comfortable with any of the following:
 
  • Designing parts in 3D CAD. Experience in either Autodesk Fusion360, Autodesk Inventor or Rhino3D is required.
  • Taking parts from 3D design to CAM. Experience in either Fusion360 CAM, Autodesk PowerMill or MasterCAM is preferred.
  • Fabrication experience sufficient to execute their design either manually or using CNC tools as required in-house or via contractors.
  • Using design models to produce basic renderings of parts and assemblies.
  • Using basic finite element analysis tools to improve a design.
 
Candidates will be expected to maintain a security clearance at the Secret level.